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Absorption and excretion of mercury in man IV. Tolerance to mercury.
Goldwater-LJ; Jacobs-MB; Ladd-AC
Arch Environ Health 1963 Nov; 7(5):568-573
The bases for present threshold limit (TL) values for inorganic and organic mercury (7439976) have been critically reviewed and found to have inherent weaknesses. Human observations spanning a period of 21 years suggest that tolerance to some forms of mercury may be greater than has been believed. The propriety of a single TL for all organomercurials is questioned. The use of data from clinical medicine and pharmacology in arriving at TL values is suggested.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Standards; Mercurials; Toxicology
Issue of Publication
Archives of Environmental Health
Occupational Medicine Columbia Univ 600 West 168 Street New York, NY
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